Standard Chartered Bank Bangladesh has been awarded the prestigious “Bank of the year” award at The Banker Awards 2013.
The award was handed over to Jim McCabe, CEO of Standard Chartered Bangladesh, at a grand gala dinner programme held at The Intercontinental Park Lane Hotel, London on November 28, said a press release on Tuesday.
While receiving the award, McCabe said, “We’re delighted to receive this award in two consecutive years which is a testimony of our commitment to serve our clients in this market consistently over so many years and we are proud to be able to make positive contributions in Bangladesh.”
“This is the second year running that the bank won the award. Standard Chartered also won this award in 2010. Standard Chartered Bank is the largest foreign bank in Bangladesh with 26 branches and booths, 97 ATMs and 19 financial kiosks; employing over 1,700 people,” the CEO said.
He also said, “We’re the only foreign bank in the country with presence in 6 cities – Dhaka, Chittagong, Khulna, Sylhet, Bogra and Narayanganj. A presence in Bangladesh that spans over a century means that we are part of the country’s heritage. Starting from opening the first letter of credit in sovereign Bangladesh immediately after independence, Standard Chartered has been a partner in progress for the nation. These awards reiterates that we are ‘Here for good’ in Bangladesh”.
Now in its 14th year, The Banker Awards has become one of the most prestigious events within the industry.